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Winery Nestled Among Sequoia Trees in Napa Valley, CA
Napa Valley & Sonoma Wine Tasting Tours
Sequoia Grove was founded in 1978, when Jim Allen purchased 22 acres in Rutherford.
He converted the 19th century barn into a winery and set about planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and other Bordeaux varietals.
After producing its first Cabernet Sauvignon in 1980, Sequoia Grove became widely known for its “Old World” approach to winemaking and garnered many awards.
When he retired early this century, Allen sold the winery to the Kobrand Corporation (whose other Napa wineries include Benziger, Cakebread, and Domaine Carneros).
As you approach the winery you’ll drive past the estate vineyard. The tasting room is located in the property’s original 1860 barn, which has been beautifully renovated on the inside.
Almost everything you’ll see in the Sequoia Grove is made of wood, which—combined with the natural lighting from the skylight—creates a warm and inviting glow throughout. The remarkable bar is made from a single piece of wood.
Early in Sequoia Grove’s history, Jim Allen learned about winemaking from legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff. A young Sequoia employee at the time, Michael Trujillo, soaked in the same lessons. Today Trujillo is the winery’s Director of Winemaking and President.
Amenities: Wine Club, Picnic Area, Pairings and Winery Tours (appointments needed)